Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Two Morrows Today
I love all the books that Two Morrows puts out and until they cancelled ROUGH STUFF and WRITE NOW!, I was spending more on their magazines each month than on the comics they were writing about. They just put out a long-overdue (in my opinion) tribute book focusing on the great Sal Buscema who is my all-time favorite comic book artist (Sorry, Darwyn.) and one of my personal heroes. (I forgive him for barely remembering and not really liking Nova. Nobody's perfect.)
Imagine my delight when they emailed me a while back to ask if I would be okay with them using one of Mike’s drawings of Spider-Ham for the cover of this month’s BACK ISSUE! (Which was really nice of them considering they didn’t have to, as far as I know. Marvel? Yes. Me? No.) Though the drawing’s been seen before, I’m so excited to see Mike’s artwork on the front of a new publication.
I can’t express how thrilling it always was for me to pick up Mike’s books each month. I’m in my 40’s now but I was still a little brother and still a comic fan. Seeing that ‘Ringo signature on a cover always filled me with pride and I couldn’t wait until the next time I could talk to Mike about his latest work. I can’t exactly call him up anymore but at least I’ll get to have a little bit of the old thrill again this Wednesday. So thanks, Two Morrows. I owe ya one.
Looks like a fun issue. Make sure to check it out.
Posted by Matt Wieringo at 4:52 AM